While linking through other blog posts last week, I got the urge to "kopy kat" Springtime Bird vignettes I was seeing. I remembered that I had purchased several bird nests at 90% off at a decorators After Christmas Sale. I got those out of the attic along with some candlesticks and containers in the beige color range. I also found some birds that I had gotten at Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby at some time in the past. I had coupons that were due to expire on Saturday from Hobby Lobby and Michael's so I set out to make the rounds to collect a few more things for my bird vignette.
Originally meant as Christmas
You cannot be serious! Who would
pay $10 for a bird's nest?
I just pulled anything that looked
Christmas-y out of the nests
I got nekkid pine birdhouses at JoAnn's ($1 each), birdcage at Michael's ($5 on sale), metal bird basket at Ross ($7), bird plate ($5) and three bird sculpture ($5 on sale) at Hobby Lobby.
I played around with the elements that I had for spacing, etc.
I painted the little bird houses and even the birds so my elements would be in the same color family.
The console (we use it to keep the CD player in) is one that my husband and I worked on together to refinish. I found it at a flea market a few years back. The finish had basically turned black all over .
Here is another bird pair that is in my living room that stays up most of the year.
I love classy looks but don't have the income to buy expensive things so when I see something that I would like to have in my home (or to wear, etc.), I try to think of a way to "kopy kat" it in an inexpensive way. Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and JoAnn's (addicted to their coupons) are my usual sources for supplies. I am an empty-nester mother of three (and a grandmother of one). I work as a RN in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I have a problem starting projects and then taking a long time to finish them so I thought a blog might be a good way to motivate me to complete projects so I can share them.